ACTION AT STAFFORD FALL FINAL
Practice, Qualifying Rescheduled Prior To Sunday’s Race
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice and qualifying has been
postponed until Sunday at the CARQUEST Fall Final as rain washed out most
activities at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday.
After an extensive effort by speedway staff, the Whelen Modified
Tour was able to get on the track for 26 minutes of practice Saturday, but
persistent precipitation forced and end to the day by mid-afternoon.
Of the 32 entries for Sunday’s 150-lap race, 28 were able to record
laps during the rain-shortened practice, and James Civali was the fastest
car at 18.627 seconds (96.634 mph). Eric Berndt, the pole winner in the last
Whelen Modified Tour event at Stafford – was second fastest at 18.721
Rob Summers (18.745/96.026), Eric Goodale (18.814/95.673) and Erick
Rudolph (18.820/95.643) rounded out the five fastest cars during the
Sunday’s CARQUEST Fall Final will feature an intense points battle
between the top four Whelen Modified Tour standings. With just two races
remaining in 2009, Ted Christopher leads Donny Lia by one point with Ryan
Preece 12 tallies out of first. Todd Szegedy is in fourth, just 37 points
Sunday’s revised schedule calls for the Whelen Modified Tour to
practice at 10 a.m. and qualify at 1:30 p.m. with the race set for
approximately 4 p.m.
Source: Jason Cunningham